I'd like to request that this Diablo mod support the Stratagus Main Menu UI. I don't know if it's possible but in my experience, everything is possible.
To start, I'd like this menu to match the current menu as seen below. It doesn't have to be fancy, but incorporate the same style of buttons as Stratagus Main Menus.
As you can see when you start playing, this is an older version of the new Diablo mod Belzebub now under the control of the Polish team who made the Awakening. This mod has a little history, it used to be called Chochlik and before that it was an unnamed Diablo Mod. I found out about it through ScummVM Forums April of last year I started helping Marsky/Marek/DungeonGenerator and was blown away at the beginning, but was told to keep it secret. If you read in the readme for the Unnamed_D1_marsky.rar, you will see there his word that he would release the source code. I helped him bug squish and add exciting features under the impression that we were working on an open-source project, or at least would be soon.
I'm pretty sure the mod was programmed in Visual C++ 2010 but I can't confirm that as I don't have the source despite my efforts. I'd quote the Belzebub forums but it looks like they're down at this time.Code and resources for project will be shared once I finish it or get bored and abandon it.
I have also attached the last version of the mod before it switched from Chochlik to Belzebub. This was a time when I was running Khanduras.net and DungeonGenerator was allowing me to share with a Private Alpha group on Khanduras.net. I believe that once the project went to Belzebub, Noktis and his team added a lot of new changes, but scrambled the code so that it couldn't be read. I'm hoping that by providing these files, the right person will be able to use them to achieve this goal. Worst case scenario, we got a little history lesson on an obscure mod.
If you made it this far in the post, then I must thank you. This is the good part!
I'm offering $200 CAD (because that's where I'm from) to the person that contributes the most. In the event that two persons equally contribute (to be decided by the community) each person will receive $150. This money is not a payment for the code or resources provided, rather it will be a badge or recognition to promote open-source initiatives. Will be paid by PayPal or bank deposit if you live in Canada.
WHY AM I DOING THIS?
Because I believe in open-source software. I have a vision, call we'll it "Diabgus". It will be a barebones Diablo 1 HD engine with a rudimentary Single and Multiplayer games based on Diabdat.MPQ. But the fun part will be it's Mod feature which is run with LUA, copying Wargus etc. I was in talks with Darren Lamb, one of the artists who worked on Hellfire, late last year and he wanted to help out if the project was open-source which Belzebub is not. We'd have unique equipment and items to Diabgus. And there's nothing stopping communities to rise up. I'd also like to work on Khanduras.net again, and bring open-source, Diablo 1 modding into the fore-front. I need help getting there though and the only thing that motivates people in today's world is money.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I hope I find the right person for the job. I haven't posted these files anywhere else but here, if you think you know someone, please direct him or her to this post. Even if you're not right for the job, reply with your support or criticism.